How do I add more than one attachment to an announcement?

Currently, only one attachment can be added to an announcement. However, what you can do is add multiple downloadable files to the body of the announcement. To do so, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to the desired course site.
  • Click Announcements in the course toolbar.
  • Click +Announcement.
  • Place the cursor in the text box where you would like the attachment to appear.

Upload new documents

  • Click the dropdown arrow next to the Document icon and select Upload Document. 
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  • Click Upload File and browse for the file or drag-and-drop your Syllabus file. announcement_2.png
  • Select a usage right setting, then click the Submit button.
    • The file should show up in the rich-text editor. You will not be able to click on the link to view or download until you save the page
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  • Repeat this step for all the attachments you'd like to make. 

*Please note that files uploaded from your device will be auto-uploaded to a 'Uploaded Media' restricted folder in your Files section. By default, students can only access these files through the Announcement and not through the Files tool. If you'd like to allow students to search for these files in the Files tool, you will need to update the 'Uploaded Media' folder visibility setting or move the files out of this folder if the folder should remain restricted.

Attach multiple existing course files

  • If you have already uploaded the file to the Files tool, click on the Insert tab, hover over Document, and select Course Documents or click on the drop-down arrow next to the Documents icon and select Course Documents
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  • Find and click on the desired file.
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    • The file name will now appear in the Rich Content Editor
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Custom text linking to course file

If you don't want the actual course file name to appear in the Announcement to students, you can embed the file link within text.

  • Type out a sentence. Highlight the words you'd like to link to the course files.
  • Select the dropdown arrow for the Links tool and choose Course Links
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  • Select the option for Files
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  • Within the Course files folder, find and click on the name of the file. 
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  • The highlighted portion of the text will be updated with the embedded link.
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  • Repeat this step for all files you'd like embedded in the Announcement. Once ready, scroll down to Save (post) the announcement.